Fund Matchmaker and Coach

New role: Fund Matchmaker and Coach

at the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform.  

At Crowdfunder we support a huge range of projects that are quite literally sculpting the world we live in, and whether business, charity or community based, they are creating real impact and real value to real people.

Reports to: Head of coaching. Liaises with: Partner Team, Marketing

Key objectives: to match our partners’ funds to projects and help distribution of partner funds to projects they want to support.

To increase grant funds distributed to crowdfunding projects, achieving weekly and monthly targets and reporting on this to the partner team.

Key outcome: projects receive additional funds from our partners and projects are added to the platform

Summary: Crowdfunder has over £2million worth of partner match funds to distribute to crowdfunding projects, and over 100 projects a day adding to the site to find funding. We need to match new projects to possible additional funds.

Partners include local authorities, corporates and charities.

This is a specialist coaching role which will focus on distributing each fund to the projects that meet its eligibility criteria, encouraging the right projects for the fund to apply for funding and working with the partner team to pledge on the project.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will analyse incoming projects from the worlds of business, arts, sport, charity, community, politics etc to match them with grant funds from our partners, and identify most suitable projects.

  • You’ll understand each fund, the criteria and objectives, and any contractual obligations

  • You assist with highlighting projects to partners for approval and pledging and monitoring dashboards

  • You will champion fund distribution on the coaching team, ensuring they are all able to identify suitable projects, and help receive match funding from partners.

  • You’re the point of contact for incoming funding queries and queries on funds internally.

  • You’ll coach crowdfunding projects to help them become more eligible and submit a high quality application for funding.

  • You’ll liaise with partner to assess project’s suitability and feedback to project to ensure they have the right information to submit a suitable application.

  • You will also search out projects and organisations who are ideal to start a crowdfund project and receive extra grant funds and proactively reach out and market to them.

  • You will assist the marketing team, helping them shape strategies and tactics to attract as many of the right projects for funds as possible.

  • You’ll guide projects through the crowdfunding process - giving them access to extra coaching and info where necessary - with an objective to ensure they receive extra grant funds from our partners, where appropriate

  • You’ll help develop strategies to help funding partners meet and exceed their fund distribution goals, implement best practices and develop success metrics.

  • Foster strong, interpersonal partner relationships to increase repeat campaigns while acting as customer advocate and relationship manager internally with Crowdfunder.

  • Manage partner activity effectively and accurately within the pipeline management system to maximise all existing and new opportunities.

  • Liaise with PR resource to deliver case studies and content

What makes a great Crowdfunder Fund Matchmaker and Coach?

  • Great communication skills – telephone, email and face to face.

  • A passion for digital marketing and crowdfunding

  • Highly organised with great time management skills.

  • Good IT skills with an ability to quickly learn and utilise new technology.

  • Passion for making a positive impact on the world

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced growth business

  • Ideally, candidates will have experience running a crowdfunding or fundraising campaign.

Working at Crowdfunder

At Crowdfunder you’ll find a welcoming and supportive team that enjoy working together to make great ideas happen.

Our project owners are passionate about funding their campaigns, and so are we! We are a team of committed, results-driven team-players who are lucky enough to be able to call “changing lives and building communities” work.

This role is full time, based in Newquay, Cornwall. 3 month initial contract with opportunity to be full time if successful.

Please apply with your CV and a cover note to jobs@crowdfunder.co.uk.

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